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Nichimo 1/200 U-234 car build

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Nichimo 1/200 U-234 car build
Posted by santa on Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:53 PM

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Posted by santa on Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:58 PM

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, June 12, 2017 9:13 AM

Hmmm;

   What an unuual Dashboard decoration . You Know of course the model does look good , Right ?  T.B.

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 12, 2017 12:26 PM

This is the boat that rerrendered at Portsmouth New Hampshire on May 19th. 1945, with :560kg-uranium oxide, 2-Me262 jet fighters, and 10-jet engines, on board.

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Posted by santa on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:28 PM

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Posted by santa on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:30 PM

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Posted by santa on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:56 PM

Towed to deep woter off Cape Cod on November 20th. 1947, and sunk by a single torpiedo amidscips by the USS Green Fish.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:58 AM

Hi;

 What are all those vertical tubes for ? T.B. P.S. And , Is that a hole in the side ?

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Posted by santa on Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:03 PM

Thank you--Tanker-Builder, the U-234 type XB was a mine layer.  The 6-tubes in the bow, had 3 mines stacked in each.  And the 12-tubes on each side, had 2-mines stacked in each.   The hole in the side is where the next set of 3-tubes will go.  As of today--1-more set of 3-tubes left to install, then I can begin covering the side tubes with the outter balest hull.

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Posted by Nino on Friday, June 16, 2017 7:12 PM

So, The germans did make "Freudian slips"?  Or is it a bad Pun?? 

Ya know, U-234  ( Uranium-234 is an isotope of uranium.)

 

     Great Job on the U-234 XB boat Build. I know there is a VIId model by AFV but I do not know of any Type XB plastic kits. Your scratch build looks really good. Need more Pictures!                                                                                                                             Speaking of Bad puns...

      If you do mount this Mine layer on the dashboard, maybe put a long piece of magnetized iron in it and it could be "Mein Kompass!"

 
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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 17, 2017 1:57 PM

Thank you--Nino.  working on the ballast hull today--more pictures sune.

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:32 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:34 PM

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Posted by santa on Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:35 PM

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 18, 2017 9:24 AM

Hey Looking good ;

    I definitely think using the completed boat as a dash mounted compass would be cool . Nah , It's looking good . Keep on Keeping on . How come the build is taking place in a car , if you don't mind me asking  ? Is that your temporary workshop ? I know I did it in a van once because the landlady didn't like the smells coming from out apartment .

 You know don't you , that the sub is taking on the outlines of a " Milch Cow " or supply sub as used for supplying Wolfpack .  T.B.

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Posted by Nino on Sunday, June 18, 2017 3:36 PM

Thanks for the additional pics.  Quite wide blisters on the hull to accomade those mines. Glad you got good plans. I knew how the mines were stored but I always wondered how they released them. 

In regard to the Milch Cows ie:  Subs for carrying supplies...  There was an interesting WWI German Sub class used as a Merchant Submarine.  The one I recall from History was U-155. It was used to trade with the USA before we entered World War 1. Pretty sure it was completly unarmed so was considered ok for trade with the US.

     I did a quick search and the U-155 was converted into a "warship" with deck guns and Torpedo tubes later in the war.  "He" had an impresive war record.

Didn't mean to hi-jack the thread. So, back to Mine business...    

Don't the glue fumes get intense in the car....?  Oops, sorry, guess thats a retorical question. 

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Posted by santa on Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:11 PM

working on the bow today.

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:37 PM

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:38 PM

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Posted by santa on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:39 PM

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, June 26, 2017 6:22 PM

Santa,

This is an interesting project. Looking forward to this build.

OT, The last two pictures were taken 1134 yards (+/-) south/southwest of the REI I used to shop in. I haven't been up there since the REI in Keizer opened but it would seem as if you either live or work not far from where I live - Salem.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by santa on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:59 PM

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:12 PM

Your Build looks Beautiful.  Do you know if the type XB Conning tower/fairwater is any different from the IXc? 

  Today's thought...So, no torpedo tubes in the bow, just the 6 verticle tube spaces for mines. Plating over the Bow tubes makes sense.  That leaves just 2 torpedo tubes for the stern.  I would imagine this would have been a slow moving U-boat with that wide hull.

    A last thought... according to various Web pages (lol), the type XB had the longest OA length of all German Subs. I would not know how to lengthen the Nichimo IXc hull to simulate a XB boat, but it looks like you did it!   Great work.

   Thanks again. Really terrific Conversion.

   

 

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Posted by santa on Sunday, July 02, 2017 3:52 PM

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Posted by santa on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:19 PM

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Posted by santa on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:20 PM

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Posted by santa on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:44 PM

 

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Posted by santa on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:49 PM
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Posted by Nino on Monday, July 10, 2017 11:01 AM

I see all your PB Pics went away too.  I just changed to Flickr and then added back all my Pic's to A Tale of Two Ships  thread.  Worked Great.   Took a while- good thing I'm retired now.   Please try another site for your pictures. There are a bunch. Fotki is also another good site. Village.photo has also been recommended.

Take a look at http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023381-photobucket-to-stop-allowing-direct-linking-unless-you-pay/

Back to your Minelayer... You have me looking for a Nichimo 1/200 IXc kit and also looking into various 1/350 IX kits as  I've got the Bug to try a Sub.

     Thanks.

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